As part of new film strand to Ely Cinema & Village Screens during the Isle of Ely Arts Festival (celebrating the best of arts & culture throughout East Cambridgeshire this June), a special programme of Super 8 films will be presented at the Ely Cinema at 3pm on the 23rd of June
Last summer, over 40 people took part in a LIVE DUCK SHOOT filming Ely’s Muscovy Ducks with Super 8 cameras on Ely Riverside. This summer solstice the LIBERTY BELLE tour boat will become a FLOATING MICRO CINEMA with a special afternoon/evening of Super 8mm footage from the LIVE DUCK SHOOT along with a selection of films relating to life on the river.
As part of the Flicker: Artists & Super 8 exhibition in Bury St Edmunds, we’ve invited a number of practitioners to run hands-on workshops. Over the weekend of 16/17 February it was the turn of Martha Jurksaitis, founder of Cherry Kino in Leeds, to lead a group that shot and developed films in a darkroom under her expert supervision. We caught up with Martha at Abbeygate Picturehouse on the Saturday evening and interviewed her at length about the European DIY developing scene, the origins of Cherry Kino and the attractions of playing with film chemistry. Listen to the interview (MP3, 28 minutes, 25MB).
Martha curates work under the banner of “Wondermental Cinema” and you can follow her blog.
Coming soon in this interview series: Dagie Brundert! And more adventures among the fixer-fingered folk keeping film alive and kicking…
A night of retro film footage, social historical images with musical treats. Also the opportunity to bring along any film you have, there will be spare projectors and hands on experience to show you how. Or just come along and enjoy the show.
There will be plenty of popcorn too!
A Journey in Super 8
Friday 22 March
6.30-7pm, Admission free
To mark the final evening of Flicker: Artists and Super 8 we present a live performance by Chris Mizsak and Tony Scott from Bell Art Laboratories. South uses live spoken word, sound and Super 8 projections to tell the story of two characters, a saint and a biker, who travel through different landscapes and time scales, eventually reaching the same destination. Shot and edited entirely on Super 8mm, the work is presented as a triptych of three projected films, exploring the perspectives of the two characters within the landscape itself.
Sunday 10th of March 2013 at 1:30pm at Abbeygate Picturehouse (Bury St Edmunds)
|Bike Light by Nicholas Kovats - Canada ( 2012)||Waterworks by Arnaud Gerber - Germany|
|Lyrebird Soup by Naren Wilks - UK (2012)||Collide-o-scope by Naren Wilks - UK|
|Bridge Study by Naren Wilks - UK||Farewell by Natali Ilchuk - Ukraine ( 2011)|
|Carry that Weight by Andrea Nevi - Italy ( 2011)||Everything with You by Art Boonparn - USA|
|Raga for the Light by Ruchi Mital - USA||Before War by Jared Katsiane - USA (2010)|
|Coming Soon by László Hegedűs - Hungary ( 2010)||Voice Over by Ronis Varlaam - UK (2012)|
|ABC of couple by Dairo Cervantes - Colombia||Putain Lapin by Guerin van de Vorst - Belgium|
La Tête Infernale is a film installation that celebrates the early cinema trickery of French pioneer Georges Méliès. In the tradition of the Kinetoscope, viewers can look inside a peephole and see a 3D effect moving-image of Méliès’ head preserved in a glass bottle. The illusion is created entirely with 19th century stage magic tricks and Super 8 film; and without the use of CGI or any hidden digital components.
MOBILESKINO is a collective of artists, animators, film-technicians and sound designers. The group’s projects occupy the space between digital and analogue media. Conducting research in the field of interactive environments, the group combines mechanical and electronic technologies to build art machines and installations.
Méliès was an illusionist and pioneer in early cinema special effects such as the ‘stop trick’ and hand colouring. His most famous film A Trip to the Moon (1902) is regarded as the first science fiction movie.
Three Soups – ” Black and white processing super 8 workshop with coffee and more “
Dagie Brundert has a growing reputation as a Super 8 alchemist. We are lucky to have her visit us in Bury St. Edmunds from Berlin to lead this unique workshop in Super 8 film-making and processing using 3 different recipes using low cost domestic ingredients such as coffee, tea and red wine or beer.
- tuition for 2x days
- camera and processing equipment
For bookings and further information contact: enquiries@smithsrow.
To find out more about Dagie’s films : www.dagiebrundert.de
Where: Bury St Edmunds (near Cambridge) from 10am to 5pm
All you need to know about the workshop : http://www.wabisabisuper8.com/Burye.html
Derek Jarman – A Life in Super 8 -Saturday 16th February – 6pm
At Abbeygate Picturehouse in Bury St Edmunds
1994 | UK | 60 mins
Prod: James Mackay
Derek Jarman (1942-1994) was one of the most important figures in postwar 20th Century British cinema, though over the course of a remarkable career,he maintained a prolific creative output which overlapped into many other realms including stage design, painting, writing and gardening.
We are delighted to welcome the acclaimed director’s long time friend and collaborator James Mackay to introduce a rare screening of Glitterbug (1994) – a montage of Jarman’s Super 8 shorts and personal footage set to an original soundtrack by Brian Eno.
After the screening, Tony Clarke from the Cambridge Super 8 Group will lead a short conversation and Q&A with James Mackay.
Sunday 17th February 2013 at 6:30pm- Free screening
where: upstairs room at Number 4, Hatter Street in Bury St Edmunds (next to the Picturehouse)
Open screen. You may have some Super 8 films you made, bring them along. We will show films from our BnW workshop and from our Cambridge Super 8 collection. Come and join us for a nice and relaxing Sunday evening. Meet some of the people who made the films at the screening.
Deadline for registration is Monday the 11th of February – 5pm